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Are you looking for more resources on how you can fund your college education? We know what a great value your Mount education is, but we also understand that you want to graduate without worrying about how you can pay for it all, so we've collected some resources to help you find other sources of funding.

Scholarship opportunities for all students

While we believe that the resources on this page are worthwhile, we do not guarantee the authenticity of the information and/or websites, and do not endorse the information or services offered. Remember, never pay to apply for a scholarship, and be wary of scholarship matching services. For more information read Finaid.org's article about scholarship scams.

Kids Chance of Maryland, Inc. Scholarship

This one-semester scholarship is for children who have had a parent catastrophically injured or killed in an employment related injury. Students may reapply each semester for additional financial support opportunities.

  • Eligibility: Students must be between 16-25 years old and have had a substantial decline in family income due to parent with catastrophic injury or disease.
  • Amount of Scholarship: Varies
  • Due Date: Varies
Application and additional information available at https://www.kidschance-md.org/sponsor/

LA Tutors Innovation in Education Scholarship

Write an essay and you could win $500.

  • Eligibility: Currently enrolled student attending college in the U.S.A.; cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $500
  • Due Date: The 20th of each month.
For more information and to apply, visit: www.latutors123.com/scholarship/ >

OppU Achievers Scholarship

Apply online and submit a short essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: High school seniors or college undergraduates with a GPA 3.0 or higher.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,500
  • Due Date: Four times a year: March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31
For more information and to apply, visit: www.opploans.com/scholarship/ >

The Youthist Scholarship

Complete the online application and submit an essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any U.S. high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate students.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: August 1, every year
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.theyouthist.com/scholarship/

HHC Educational Scholarship

Submit an essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student who will be enrolled or currently enrolled full-time. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: August 31, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://cdpapny.org/scholarship/

Lowenberg & Kumar Scholarship

Submit a 750-1,000 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student who will be enrolled or currently enrolled full-time with a 3.0GPA or higher. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: November 1, every year
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.thetexastriallawyers.com/#scholarship

Help Your Loved One Scholarship

Complete their application for your chance to win! 

  • Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: May 1, every year
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.seniorlivinghelp.org/senior-living/help-your-loved-one-scholarship/

GreenPal Scholarship

Submit an essay for your chance to win! 

  • Eligibility: Any student who will be enrolled or currently enrolled with a declared major in Business, Economics, or Finance. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,000
  • Due Date: October 15, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.yourgreenpal.com/scholarship

Legal Studies Scholarship

Submit a 500 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student who is interested in law or related fields of study.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,500
  • Due Date: November 30, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.emeryreddy.com/scholarship/

Future Technologies Scholarship

Submit 1,000-1,500 word essay and complete the online application for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any full-time student enrolled or due to be enrolled in 2020.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: March 15, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://brightstarsystems.com/the-brightstar-systems-future-technologies-scholarship/

The Protoly Scholarship

Submit a 1,000 to 1,500 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student enrolled or due to be enrolled as a full-time student. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: February 1, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.protoly.com/protoly-scholarship/

StorageArea.com Annual Scholarship

Submit an essay on one of four topics provided on their webpage for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student enrolled or will be enrolled as a full-time student.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: October 1, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.storagearea.com/scholarship.html

The Fort Zed Scholarship

Submit a 1,000 – 1,500 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Candidates must be presently enrolled or soon-to-be-enrolled.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,500
  • Due Date: December 1, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://fortzed.com/scholarships/

Make Us Laugh Scholarship

Submit a comedic video for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: May 31 and December 31, every year
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.ownagepranks.com/scholarship/

Music Lovers Scholarship

Submit a 1,200-1,500 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any full-time student enrolled or due to be enrolled in 2020.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: April 15, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://musicauthority.org/scholarships/

Krist Law Firm Scholarship

Complete the online requirements for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student enrolled or will be enrolled with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $5,000
  • Due Date: March 31, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.houstoninjurylawyer.com/the-krist-law-firm-national-scholarship/

KompareIt Higher Education Scholarship

Submit a 1,000 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student enrolled or will be enrolled.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: September 15, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.kompareit.com/scholarship.html

STEM Scholarship

Complete the online application for your chance to win!
  • Eligibility: Any undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a major in science, technology, engineering, or math.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: December 31, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://revpart.com/scholarship/

DM College Scholarship

Submit a 500 – 1,000 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any full time enrolled sophomore or above with a declared major in a business or communications category related to digital marketing.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $500
  • Due Date: November 1, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.dreamscapemarketing.com/about-dreamscape-marketing/college-scholarship/

Conex Boxes Scholarship

Submit an essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any Full-time, U.S. undergraduate student currently pursuing a degree in business, business management, marketing/advertising, or similar fields.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: October 31, every year
For more information and to apply, visit: https://conexboxes.com/scholarship/

The LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships*

Register online for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be from a minority ethnic group, studying a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,500
  • Due Date: February 28, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/minority-scholarships/African-American-scholarships/the-lagrant-foundation-undergraduate-scholarships/

*Denotes scholarship that targets minority populations

Presbyterian Student Opportunity Scholarship

Register online for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Applicant must be a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA) who is a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior at an accredited college/university in the United States with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $3,000
  • Due Date: May 15, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/minority-scholarships/African-American-scholarships/presbyterian-student-opportunity-scholarship/ 

National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity*

Register online for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: The competition is open to high school seniors who are preparing to enter college and intend to become a journalist and who will bring diversity to U.S. journalism.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,000
  • Due Date: March 01, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/minority-scholarships/African-American-scholarships/national-press-club-scholarship-for-journalism-diversity/ 

*Denotes scholarship that targets minority populations

NACME Scholars (Block Grant) Program*

Register online for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: The NACME’s Scholars (Block Grant) Program provides minority college scholarship support in the form of a lump sum grant to partner institutions who enroll students from three sources – first-year students identified by NACME or the partner universities, transfer students from two-year colleges, and currently enrolled students who have completed at least one year of engineering study.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $62,500
  • Due Date: Varies
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/minority-scholarships/African-American-scholarships/nacme-scholars-block-grant-program/

*Denotes scholarship that targets minority populations

Morgan Stanley Richard B. Fisher Scholarship Program

Register online for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Students must be currently enrolled as a sophomore or junior at an undergraduate institution.
  • Amount of Scholarship: Varies
  • Due Date: December 6, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/minority-scholarships/African-American-scholarships/morgan-stanley-richard-b-fisher-scholarship-program/

Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology*

Register online for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any minority undergraduate students from across North America.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $4,500
  • Due Date: December 14, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/minority-scholarships/African-American-scholarships/minority-scholarship-in-classics-and-classical-archaeology/

*Denotes scholarship that targets minority populations

Microsoft Scholarship Program

Register online for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a bachelor's degree program at a four-year college or university in the United States, Canada or Mexico, show satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, math, or physics, be able to demonstrate an interest in computer science, and must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • Amount of Scholarship: Varies
  • Due Date: January 26, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/minority-scholarships/African-American-scholarships/microsoft-scholarship-program/

Mae & Mary Scholarship Fund*

Register online for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be African American, graduating high school seniors who plan on attending a two-year or four-year university or technical school.
  • Amount of Scholarship: Varies
  • Due Date: April 30, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/minority-scholarships/African-American-scholarships/mae-and-mary-scholarship-fund/

*Denotes scholarship that targets minority populations

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students*

Register online for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be a United Methodist ethnic minority who is a current college junior or senior enrolled in a journalism/communications program at an accredited college/university.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,500
  • Due Date: March 15, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/minority-scholarships/African-American-scholarships/leonard-m-perryman-communications-scholarship-for-racial-ethnic-minority-students/

*Denotes scholarship that targets minority populations

GRCF Warner Norcross & Judd Law School Scholarship

Register online for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: The applicant must be a current or former resident of Michigan if they are not currently attending a school in Michigan.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $5,000
  • Due Date: March 1, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/minority-scholarships/African-American-scholarships/grcf-warner-norcross-and-judd-law-school-scholarship/

Express Scripts Scholarship

Register online for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Students must be enrolled in a dual degree program related to pharmacy
  • Amount of Scholarship: $10,000
  • Due Date: Vaires
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/minority-scholarships/African-American-scholarships/express-scripts-scholarship/

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

Register online for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited academic institution, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Amount of Scholarship: $3,000
  • Due Date: March 31, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/minority-scholarships/African-American-scholarships/cbc-spouses-visual-arts-scholarship/

CBC Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship

Register online for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited academic institution, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Amount of Scholarship: $3,000
  • Due Date: April 30, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/minority-scholarships/African-American-scholarships/cbc-spouses-performing-arts-scholarship/

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

Register online for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited academic institution, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Amount of Scholarship: $8,200
  • Due Date: April 30, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/minority-scholarships/African-American-scholarships/cbc-spouses-education-scholarship/

Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship*

Register online for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Applicants for the Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship must be high-school seniors of African descent (for example, African-American, African, or Ethiopian); must plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the year following high-school graduation and plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing).
  • Amount of Scholarship: $20,000
  • Due Date: March 8, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/minority-scholarships/African-American-scholarships/blacks-at-microsoft-scholarship/ 

*Denotes scholarship that targets minority populations

AMS Minority Scholarships*

Register online for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status and must be minority students who will be entering their freshman year of college in the fall.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $6,000
  • Due Date: February 8, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/minority-scholarships/African-American-scholarships/ams-minority-scholarships/

*Denotes scholarship that targets minority populations

Survivor of a Car Accident Scholarship

Submit a 500 - 1,000 word essay for your chance to win. 

  • Eligibility: The scholarship is open to students who have themselves been the victim of a car accident, as well as those who had a close loved one harmed in a car accident.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: December 15, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.johnfoy.com/survivor-of-a-car-accident-scholarship/

Simmrin Law Group Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Submit a 500 - 1,000 word essay for your chance to win. 

  • Eligibility: Current undergraduate or graduate students with a 3.0 GPA or higher. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,500
  • Due Date: June 15, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.simmrinlawgroup.com/entrepreneurial-scholarship/

Velvetech Scholarship

Submit a 1,200 word essay for your chance to win. 

  • Eligibility: Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during the 2019-2020 academic year with a 3.0 GPA or higher. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: December 31, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.velvetech.com/scholarship/

LendUp Opportunity Scholarship

Submit a short 500 word essay for your chance to win. 

  • Eligibility: Any legal U.S. resident who is enrolled full time in high school or at least part-time in college, graduate, professional or trade school with a 3.0 GPA or higher. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,500
  • Due Date: Four times a year: September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.lendup.com/scholarship?utm_swu=2632

Bonsai Finance Veteran's Scholarship

Complete the online application for your chance to win. 

  • Eligibility: Any high school senior, high school graduate, or registered as an undergraduate student at an accredited college or post high school vocational/technical institution who is a veteran or active duty member of the U.S. Military service, or a direct dependent (i.e., son, daughter, spouse).
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: September 28, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://bonsaifinance.com/veterans-scholarship/

The Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm Scholarship

Complete the online application for your chance to win. 

  • Eligibility: Any current or soon-to-be student who has had his or her family’s life altered because of tax controversies (back taxes owed, audits, etc.).
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: Varies
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.traviswatkins.com/scholarship/

Dollar Genie Entrepreneur Scholarship

Submit a 500-1,000 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any current college student or incoming freshman enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $3,000
  • Due Date: September 30, 2019 (Fall) and April 30, 2020 (Spring)
For more information and to apply, visit: https://thedollargenie.com/scholarship/

Anidjar & Levine Community Service Scholarship

Submit a 500 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled in or formally accepted to an accredited U.S. community college, college, or university undergraduate or graduate degree program with a history of serving their community in a volunteer role.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: June 15, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.anidjarlevine.com/community-service-scholarship/2020/

Care for Your Future Scholarship

Complete the online steps for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled in any 2 or 4 year undergraduate program.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: December 31, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.inhomecare.com/scholarships/

Veteran Hero 2019 Scholarship

Submit a 500 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Must be a retired, honorably discharged or active duty service member of the United States military or have a family member of such service
  • Amount of Scholarship: $5,000
  • Due Date: December 31, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.coursehero.com/scholarships/1000101/veteran-hero-2019-scholarship/

Rise Up First Generation Student Scholarship

Submit a 500 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Be the first in your family to attend college with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $5,000
  • Due Date: December 31, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.coursehero.com/scholarships/1000102/rise-up-first-generation-student-scholarship/

Academic Hero 2019 Scholarship

Submit a 500 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $10,000
  • Due Date: October 31, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.coursehero.com/scholarships/1000088/academic-hero-2019-scholarship/

Cash Cars Buyer Scholarship

Submit a 1000 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student enrolled in a full-time degree program at an accredited school.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $500
  • Due Date: August 15, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.cashcarsbuyer.com/scholarship/

Surfshark's Privacy & Security Scholarship

Submit an essay between 700-900 words for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled in high school, undergraduate school, or a graduate school.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,000
  • Due Date: November 1, 2019
For more information and to apply, visit: https://surfshark.com/scholarship

Shape the Future Scholarship

Submit a 600 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student with a passion for travel and business with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,500
  • Due Date: January 1st & June 30th (every year)
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.campervanfinder.com/scholarship/

Opportunities for Maryland Residents

Residents of Maryland may be eligible for state-sponsored, need-based grants or scholarships. Many of the programs require your FAFSA to be filed before March 1 of each year and may also require a separate application for the scholarship.

Guaranteed Access (GA) Grants

Awards in excess of $18,000 to Maryland students from very low income families. Your FAFSA form must be completed by March 1 to be considered. Visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission for specific eligibility requirements and application instructions.

Educational Assistance (EA) Grants

The EA Grant is awarded to students with low to moderate family income. The average grant for Mount St. Mary's University students has been $3,000. Your FAFSA form must be completed by March 1 to be considered.Visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission for specific eligibility requirements and application instructions.

Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships

The average scholarship for Mount St. Mary's University students ranges up to $2,000. Contact your local representatives for information on how to apply, you can find members of the Maryland General Assembly on their website.

Additional Links and Resources

Student Opportunities by School

Looking for more resources that are geared specifically toward your major or areas of interest? Each of our schools keeps up a page that has opportunities for students, check them out:  Additionally, the Mount's Career Center supports our schools by providing Resources by Major to help students in the search for the right career.

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FAFSA on the Web

FAFSA on the Web is a resource center for federal aid and the FAFSA. Remember, the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only form required by the university and can be completed online. The Mount's School Code is 002086.

The Smart Guide to Financial Aid

The Smart Guide to Financial Aid from FinAid.com is a comprehensive guide to all things federal aid and is full of resources and online calculators for loans.

Nerd Wallet

Nerd Wallet is a guide to federal aid and has loan calculators and guidance with completing the FAFSA.

AffordableColleges

AffordableColleges focuses on scholarships that are available for minority students.